REGENERATION AND ASSURED RECEPTIVITY IN RAIL RAPID TRANSIT

Regenerative braking both saves energy and prevents tunnels becoming hot because of the thermal energy lost with non-regenerative braking. The traction network's permanent regeneration capacity is provided by means of shunt mounted rheostats or by means of kinetic regenerators with fly wheels. The document is a thorough study of how such a traction system works with line voltage and current charts, details of the amount of energy regenerated, improvement in tunnel ventilation systems, dimensions of electric equipment and economic viability.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 4th Intersociety Conference on Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Metsch, W W
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00162957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: D/0-14 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1981 12:00AM